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The Juniper Institute could not thrive without support from its community near and far. We are proud to partner with these fine organizations and individuals, a number of whom provide invaluable support in the form of scholarships. Their contributions have made it possible for many talented writers to participate in the Institute who would otherwise be unable to attend.
The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Amherst Books, located in downtown Amherst, is a locally owned, independent bookshop selling new and used books. Their particular strengths include poetry, literature, and philosophy; they also carry a large selection of small press titles and literary journals.
Brookdale Community College offers a Creative Writing Major, top flight Visiting Writers Series, active Creative Writing Club, and an award winning student magazine. Faculty include writers Laura McCullough, Suzanne Parker, and Michael Broek.
The Cal Arts MFA Writing Program is an innovative writing program designed for students who seek to experiment with form and content and to engage in thoughtful dialogue about the artistic, conceptual and political concepts of contemporary writing. Their distinctive curriculum combines the rigors of training in established genres with opportunities to explore the fertile territories between and beyond genres.
Christopher Newport University’s English Department offers a succession of courses in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction prose, as well as provides opportunities for advanced independent projects. Students nominated for the Juniper Institute often receive support from the university's Honors Program and report, without exception, enthusiastic gratitude for the enrichment.
Factory Hollow Press publishes books, chapbooks, and broadsides in limited editions. The publishing division of Sleepy Lemur Quality Enterprises, which is the production division of The Meeteetzee Institute, FHP resides at Flying Object in Hadley, MA.
Four Wings Wedding Photography Ryan Williams, BFA, is the maestro of Four Wings Photography. Having been steeped in the Arts for the duration of his academic and professional career, his work is stand alone in its authenticity, innovative structure, and responsive style. Ryan is pleased to contribute his time photographing the Institute in exchange for supporting a young writer’s tuition, and is grateful for the opportunity to support our creative community.
Flying Object is a nonprofit arts organization with a storefront in Hadley, MA. Housing a gallery, bookstore, and printshop that serves as a laboratory for creative development, FO encourages both deliberate and chance encounters of collaboration between the community of artists who support it through their participation in the various programs offered.
IAIA’s College of Contemporary Native Arts is the only four-year degree fine arts institution in the nation devoted to contemporary Native American and Alaska Native arts. It is devoted to the study of contemporary arts, as well as the art of education. IAIA also operates two centers: the Center for Lifelong Education and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.
jubilat is a literary journal that aims not only to publish the best in contemporary American poetry, but to place it alongside a varied selection of reprints, found pieces, lyric prose, art, and interviews with poets and other artists.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes
excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and
interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts
residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. The
Council pursues this mission through a combination of grant programs,
partnerships, and services for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools,
communities, and artists.
Nebraska Wesleyan University's Department of English offers a B.A. in English with concentrations in poetry and fiction writing, culminating in a creative thesis. Home to a literary and visual arts journal called The Flintlock, NWU also hosts the Visiting Writers Series, featuring prominent writers from around the country.
NEOMFA is a consortium of four universities: Cleveland State University, Kent State University, the University of Akron, and Youngstown State University. NEOMFA’s unique collaborative design allows students to take advantage of a large pool of award-winning faculty and concentrate in the writing of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.
The Rendezvous, the Pioneer Valley’s leading bar-venue, features great food and Ms. Pac Man. Located in Turners Falls, MA, they host of a number of literary and extra-literary events.
The University of Massachusetts Graduate School, with a Graduate Faculty of 1,100 at the Amherst campus, is the major research institution in the Five-Campus University System. The School offers 51 programs leading to a doctorate and 73 programs toward a master's degree.
The Valley Advocate has been bringing the best in investigative journalism and coverage of arts and entertainment to Western Massachusetts for over forty years. The Advocates' readership is as diverse as the editorial that appears in its pages, encompassing the residents of Southern Vermont, the Springfield/Northampton/
Amherst areas as well as the college populations of over 16 local universities and colleges, including UMass Amherst, Smith College and Mount Holyoke.
Writers of Days of Our Lives and One Life to Live: C. David Colson, Janet Iacobuzio, Anna T. Cascio, Carolyn Culliton, and Richard Culliton.
And individuals including: Anonymous, Maria Black, Alexandra Lynch, Catherine Norr, Deborah Schwartz, Christine Schutt, Larisa Svirsky, Barry Rackner, Matthew Zapruder, Therese Young Kim.
We’re additionally grateful for media sponsorship from the following organizations:
Drunken Boat is a renowned online arts magazine dedicated to presenting literary, visual, digital, and cross-media work from around the world.
The Massachusetts Review, founded in 1959 by a group of professors from Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and UMass Amherst, is one of the nation’s leading literary magazines, distinctive for its commitment to both artistic concerns and pressing public issues.
Since 1981, Conjunctions has blazed a trail in literary publishing. Edited by Bradford Morrow and published by Bard College, Conjunctions delivers rigorous, innovative, risk-taking writing and provides a space where contemporary masters meet the most exciting emerging voices. Conjunctions also publishes a separate online weekly magazine of new writing and maintains an audio vault of exclusive recordings of readings.